Chevrolet 50 Years In Flint

I have included the photos that were placed sideways plus others in this commemorative booklet in a more easier to study format.





I worked here for 9 months between 1973-74.






This is where my 1966 Chevrolet that I still own was built.




My father bought a new 1962 Impala wagon which was his last car purchased before he died in 1966. His was colored Fawn gold which actually looked silver. This one has the six cylinder just like my father always got. His 1955 Chevrolet even had a six.


Mine had the same engine as this one, a 283 ci. small block. My engine and cast iron powerglide went first into my 1963 Impala convertible and then into my best friends 1967 Nova Super Sport. All I had to do for placement into my 63 Chevy was weld on a frame bracket for the powerglide linkage and replace the generator with an alternator. The 62 model Chevy was the last year they used a generator.


I had one of these in red with a whit top. It got it’s white top painted at the Close Chevrolet dealership in Linden, Michigan. The last I knew it was still buried in a pit next to the Flint river. Many of it’s parts lived on in other vehicles.


This is the factory where I took a night school course working in the dynomometer room in 1970 while I was still in high school.










This factory that is still working is the backdrop for Ben Hamper’s book “Rivethead” tales from the assembly line.







This is the Otterburn  facility on west Miller Road near Swartz Creek.










Factory #2 on Chevrolet Avenue.



This is where the first Flint built Buick was assembled on west Kearsley Street.  That was followed by the Whiting and then the Little finally building the Chevrolet’s.





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